This article contains spoilers for Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 2
It’s entirely possible that those blue macarons Baby Yoda flagrantly stole and porked his way through in The Mandalorian Season 2’s New Hope-y fourth episode tasted better coming out than they did going in, as showrunner Jon Favreau has revealed that they actually “didn’t really have much flavor.”
Favreau popped up on the ever-popular YouTube series Binging With Babish this week in an installment where host Andrew Rea, aka Oliver Babish, attempted to recreate the blue snacks, with objectively dodgy results. The Iron Man director explained to Babish how the cute little macarons entered Star Wars canon, and our hearts, before becoming a river of blue sick that more accurately reflected the foodstuff that inspired them – Luke Skywalker’s favorite Bantha milk drink, often fresh from the tit.
“Josh, our prop master, came to us and was asking. ‘What do these cookies look like?’ If you look at the very end of the episode, under the credits, we like to include a lot of production art,” Favreau explained. “So you can see the first look at what we thought it might look like. We wanted it to be blue, because it was like blue milk. And the prop master ended up baking macarons for it. But not a full macaron, not the sandwich, just like one half of the sandwich.”